EXPLORE THE MATAKANA COAST & COUNTRYSIDE
Discover vineyards to coastal islands...
Cycle through the town and along the Mahurangi River, visit the old cement works.
Omaha – Pt Wells
Explore Omaha beach, then across the causeway, then along to the quiet village of Pt Wells.
Leigh & Goat Island
Ride from Matakana along through Whangateau and along to the fishing village of Leigh with its magical harbour.
Pop up to the famous Leigh Sawmill Cafe for lunch. Consider a side visit to the Goat Island Marine reserve or to Ti Point with its reptile park and views back to Omaha.
With a few larger hills, a reasonable level of fitness is required.
Tauwharanui Regional Park
There is no better way to explore this stunning open sanctuary.
There is a cycle track through farmland and coast and you may be lucky enough to see some rare native wildlife.
Mountain bikes and a reasonable level of fitness required.
Scandrett Regional Park
Mountain bikes are permitted on all tracks and open farmland.
This beautiful park is full of historic features and can be as easy or as hard as you like.
Atiu Creek Regional Park
North of Warkworth on the Kaipara Coast, there are a number of trails with different challenge levels.
This beautiful park on the coast of the Kaipara harbour is over 800 hectares – plenty of room to explore.